At International Paper, supplier diversity extends well beyond our commitment of being a good corporate citizen. We fully understand that a diverse supplier base must be an integral part of our supply chain.
Through the power of a diverse supplier base, we will succeed with Customers and deliver Operational Excellence to achieve our goal of making International Paper one of the best and most respected companies in the world. A diverse supplier base also enables International Paper to contribute to the economic well being of the communities in which we live and work.
It is our mission is to promote the growth and development of diverse-owned businesses by creating new job opportunities, expanding markets, generating capital and carrying out other relevant activities that are required to grow our purchases from diverse suppliers.
International Paper and all of our businesses work in synergy with our major customers to deliver solutions that positively impact their supplier diversity efforts. By engaging supplier diversity as a value-added strategy, International Paper helps expand market share and obtains quality products and services while, ensuring that our suppliers adequately reflect our customer base and values.